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Powdermill Avian Research Center News

Pledge 2 Fledge Family Day: SEE birds. SHARE birds. SAVE birds. 

Saturday April 26th, join Powdermill’s bird banding team for Pledge 2 Fledge Family Day! Drop in from 7:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. to get an up-close look at some feathered friends at the bird banding lab. Learn about how banding data is used to inform conservation efforts. Collect and band plush birds in our family-friendly activity—and don’t forget to record your data! Free.

For directions and information about Powdermill Nature reserve visit:the Powdermill website and click on “Plan Your Visit”.  Pledge 2 Fledge Family Day is part of Global Birding Initiative’s Pledge 2 Fledge Campaign.


Bander Workshops Scheduled...

A combined Advanced/Beginner Bander Training Workshop will be offered at Powdermill from May 14 to 18, followed by a Beginner Workshop from May 21-25. At this time, all beginner spots for our Spring 2014 Workshops have been filled, but there is still one spot open in the first workshop (May 14-18) for an advanced bander. If you are interested in attending, or would like to be put on a waiting list for future Bander Workshops, please contact Luke DeGroote at or by phone at the Powdermill Avian Research Center [724-593-7521]. More information is available here. 


Bird Bands

You Can Help...

If you would like to support the avian research conducted at Powdermill, why not consider our Adopt A Bird Band program. Adoptions also make great gifts for bird lovers, budding naturalists and conservation enthusiasts.


 Powdermill Avian Research in the News...

For an inside look at the Powdermill Banding Station, check out these two recent publications

featuring research occurring at Powdermill:

Carnegie Museum of Natural History
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Site Development:
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